Legacies of British Slave Ownership

Saturday 24th October 2015

This free workshop will explore the legacies of British slave-ownership in the north of England. It will showcase exciting new research that can be used to explore the local links between the north of England and the business of slavery. Featuring talks by artists, academics and independent historians it will consider the different ways in which slavery has impacted on the social, cultural and economic landscape of the north of England. There will be time for open discussion and we warmly welcome those interested in the issues raised by the subject to participate with their own ideas and research.

Speakers include: Prof Alan Rice (UCLAN), Prof Lubaina Himid (UCLAN), Prof Catherine Hall (UCL), Dr Natalie Zachek (University of Manchester), Dr Anna Arabindan-Kesson (Princeton University), Dr Peter Maw (University of Leeds), Melinda Elder (independent historian).

Lubaina Himid will be showcasing some of her artwork entitled ‘Cotton.Com’ formerly displayed at the Whitworth Gallery for the Cotton: Global Threads exhibition (2012).

This workshop has been organised by the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project at University College London in partnership with the Institute for Black Atlantic Research at the University of Central Lancashire, the University of Leeds and the University of Manchester.

The workshop is free but places are limited.

Manchester Central Library (Performance Space, Ground Floor), St Peter’s Square, Manchester M2 5PD. 9.15am-4.45pm.

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